FOOD FOR THOUGHT – ENJOY THE JOURNEY

Make sure you have a good time now.  Why wait until you earn your 1st
1,000,000?  If you need permission, you
have my permission to relax and enjoy the journey.  Who ever started the theory of keeping your
nose to the grindstone and working hard for 40 years and then enjoying your
retirement?  I’m sure whoever it was
regretted living that philosophy when they got to the end of their lives.  You have to live while you’re alive.  Don’t let great things in your life come and
go without you squeezing every drop of enjoyment out of them.
It reminds me of my first wedding.  That was a few lifetimes ago, but the one
thing I remember is that I don’t recall the wedding or the reception.  No, I wasn’t drinking.  I was so busy making sure every detail was
perfect and everyone had a good time, and the decorations and flowers and food,
that I wasn’t really present to the experience at all.  It was the biggest day of my life up to that
point and I missed it!
How many events in your life have gone the same way?  It doesn’t need to be that way at all.  Back then I was a perfectionist and a control
freak.  My husband says I still am!  In fact, I am no longer a perfectionist, but
I am still a little tiny bit of a control freak.  I’m still working on that one.

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Funny how perfection and control usually go together,
isn’t it?  Relaxing and enjoying your
life may be a foreign concept to you now, but take my word for it, giving up
some of the details to have time to enjoy your life is definitely worth
it.  Hire people to do everything you
don’t truly enjoy.  Spend that newfound
time having fun.
Having goals doesn’t mean you don’t have a life while
you’re achieving them. You want to be focused, but not wearing blinders.  This is the best gift you can give to yourself
and the people you care about. Don’t make the mistake of sacrificing the
enjoyment of today.  

By Lynn Pierce 
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